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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 01-01-14, 12:52 PM   #76
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holiday viewing...a whole sherlock holmes tv series that i had never seen. wonderful.

Better than "Elementary"?
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Hi!

What's this thread about?
More like what it's not about......like how to was my helmet. Yup, no time wasted, already as how to wash my helmet thread. Awesome in a good way.
I like to try and imagine the age and background of the OP.
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Forget the Bible Belt and the Rust Belt, there's a new belt across the south - the Obese Belt or maybe just the Stretched Belt. BMI data from those states is scary.
Yup, it all started when the Bible Belt preachers stopped sermonizing about the sin of gluttony, I'm sure of it.
Or was it the car's invention.
No, wait it was HFCS invention, no McDonalds, I'm sure, that was it. No, I got it, it was the Obese Bible Belt preacher that owned a McDonald's and a Ford dealership that also invented the production of HFCS. He's the culprit by God.
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Already pedaled 28 miles this year. There was glare ice on the MUP, but I #HTFU and kept going.

My 2014 fasting is still going strong.
Falling never much worried me, even with an artificial hip I did not worry too much about it and proceeded out when snowy and icy. As long as I could thread a path I went. Then I got a patient, a guy my age (60) who had an artificial hip 2 years ago. He fell going out to his car last winter fracturing the hip that was replaced. He went through a revision , that got infected, they took it out. He is now waiting for infection resolution in order to get it replaced the third time....in 2 years. Made me start wondering about the risks I take.
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Already pedaled 28 miles this year. There was glare ice on the MUP, but I #HTFU and kept going.

My 2014 fasting is still going strong.
20 miles here I used my road bike and good wheels. Start the year off right.
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Someone mention coffee?
I'd been wondering about the possible joys of combining say sriacha and French vanilla ice cream and also how to make this Vietnamese coffee more palatable then yesterday at Safeway I found a creamer that may do both. International Delights Vanilla Heat. There's just a little "heat". It's certainly not overpowering. It is good though. Unfortunately, it's seasonal so I may have to do some experimenting when it's gone. About to have some now, in fact. OMG First coffee of the day at nearly noon. What's become of me?!
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Already pedaled 28 miles this year. There was glare ice on the MUP, but I #HTFU and kept going.

My 2014 fasting is still going strong.
I've fasted all year so far. Not even remotely happy about that.

Zero miles so far.
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Already up about 10 lb over usual max. "Stuck" here in the old home town, NOLA, until Sunday the 5th. Been here over a week already and won't get home to dining sanity in Houston until then. New Year's Eve dinner last night was a four course fixed-price (usual size portions, huge) blowout at Mr. John's Steak House. Friend's birthday celebration was at Antoine's the night before. Fried soft shell crab. I don't even want to talk about lunches and afternoon pastries on Magazine Street. Pizza planned for watching the Saint's game on Saturday night. I need to go to confession, and I am not even Catholic. But it is so easy here! I mean the eating and the confessing. Quick, someone tell me which sin is gluttony.
The food in New Orleans is outstanding.
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Happy New Year, Addictionites. I know that the previous year was a rough one for many - best wishes that your 2014 is not the asshatchet that 2013 was.
This. Time to move on.
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Happy Nude Year. Or something like that.
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I made a resolution to not make any resolutions this year, so I think I failed before I started.
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Letting the days go by.
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So I called Saris on an unrelated matter and mentioned the Joule I got last Christmas has a vibration even the Bar Fly couldn't stop. He sent me a new one. Thought that was great customer service.
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Let the water hold me down.
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Same as it ever was
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40 miles today. 10F when I rolled. My bike looked like a salt encrusted barnacle when I was done. 6-10"+ of snow on the way and 0 temps for the weekend.

Oh well. No easy winter this year.
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I've been riding the 65s a lot recently. I don't think they're going to work out as the daily shoes.

No reason to be sad. I see a psimet Enve/Alchemy/CX Ray 45 front as the next item to covet. 65/45 would be sweet. And solve the problem.
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And it would be what everyone told me to do the first time around.
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I've been riding the 65s a lot recently. I don't think they're going to work out as the daily shoes.

No reason to be sad. I see a psimet Enve/Alchemy/CX Ray 45 front as the next item to covet. 65/45 would be sweet. And solve the problem.
always a good idea to start off the year with a good covet
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And this, too. 2013 wasn't all bad but I'm excited to see what happens in 2014. #hurryupsummer

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